What does the left always like to tell people who don’t drop to their knees and repeat their dogma? “Silence is violence.” By that logic, could we consider the left as violent for blocking a resolution that supported peaceful protesters and condemned “mob violence?” If we go by a speech given on July 2 by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), it would be difficult not to make that assertion.
Lee introduced a non-binding resolution, which are measures that cannot become law, that condemned the mob violence being seen across the country, which the left refuses to acknowledge. Lee felt the resolution was necessary after a man in Provo, Utah was allegedly shot by a "protester" on June 29, along with other nationwide instances of violence.
“Before we break for the Fourth of July recess, I thought it would be important to get the Senate on record condemning the rising tide of mob violence we see across the country, and the increasingly prevalent mob-mentality that is fueling it,” Lee said to the Senate last Thursday.
The senator praised “organized legitimate, peaceful constitutionally protected demonstrations against police brutality and racial inequality.” However, Lee was quick to point out that “some Americans, unsatisfied with peaceful and positive demonstrations, have instigated and indulged in mob violence and criminal property destruction.”
Hearing all of that, the Democrats still said no and blocked a resolution that simply said to people that they understand mob violence is bad. That was too much to ask for, apparently.
“The resolution reeks of supremacism,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said in response to the resolution, according to The Federalist. “Reeks of supremacist views. And it seeks to mischaracterize overwhelmingly peaceful protests across the nation.”
In response to the blockage, Lee displayed his frustration with the naysayers to his resolution, even going so far as to take some shots at the actual mob carrying out the violence he spoke about.
“These mobs are not progressive,” Lee said. “These mobs are not enlightened. These mobs are not edgy, they’re not hip. They’re frauds. They’re dim-witted, phony drama addicts failed by an education system.”
For Lee’s full comments, watch below:
President Donald Trump also spoke of the country’s education system during his speech at South Dakota’s 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration on July 3.
“The violent mayhem we have seen in the streets of cities that are run by liberal Democrats, in every case, is the predictable result of years of extreme indoctrination and bias in education, journalism, and other cultural institutions,” Trump said. “Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country, and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but that were villains.”
Despite all of the complaints of the mob against the country that gives them a right to dissent, they all still live here.